Rare act as AP officers give drivers gifts on Valentine's Day

Bomet County Police Administraton Commandant Mr. Kooli leads administration police officers drawn from Bomet in treating Motorist in Bomet with rose flowers to mark Valentine days.PHOTO BY GILBERT KIMUTAI/STANDARD.
It was a lovers' day to remember for motorists in Bomet County after Administration Police officers showered them with gifts.

The exercise, led by county AP Commandant Francis Kooli, saw several motorists plying various routes in Bomet given roses and bottles of mineral water.

The rare gesture from men and women officers saw drivers, who are known to run away from police officers for fear of being arrested, hurry to receive the goodies.

Several matatu drivers and owners of private vehicles plying the Narok-Bomet route received the gifts during the hour-long exercise.

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Some motorists interviewed by The Standard were full of praise for the gesture from the officers, saying they were humbled.

"This must be a turning point in the image of our officers who some of us think are bad people only out to extort money from motorists on the road.

"At least I am having a different view of them from today because I was privileged to receive the gift," said one of the motorist.

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The officers also exchanged pleasantries with drivers, with some exchanging contacts in what the county boss said was a move to create a good rapport with the public.

"We want to build a good relationship with the public and this will come in handy in ensuring that flow of information is smooth," said Mr Kooli.

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